Nemacolin's Path

Native American trail between the Potomac and the Monongahela

rivers, going from the site of Cumberland, Maryland, to the mouth

of Redstone Creek, where Brownsville, PA is situated. It was blazed

and cleared in 1749 or 1750 by Nemacolin, a Delaware chief, and

Thomas Cresap, a Maryland frontiersman. The path was of military

importance as the route of George Washington's first Western

expedition and of Gen. Edward Braddock's expedition in the last of

the French and Indian Wars. It was known as Braddock's Road until

the Cumberland Road or National Road was built on the same route.